Posted by Sean Flynt on 2006-11-09

Samford's Department of History will sponsor a reception for the department's alumni, friends, faculty (current and former), and current students Thursday evening, November 16, as part of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Birmingham.

The reception will feature a screening and brief discussion of the half-hour 1961 CBS documentary, "Who Speaks for Birmingham," which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial strife. The documentary includes an interview with Howard College students in Reid Chapel.

The reception will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Public Library in the Arrington Auditorium on the third floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library (the old Birmingham Public Library) located at 2100 Park Place in Downtown.Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.

RSVP via email to or phone (205) 726-2858.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.